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More than just a pretty cover… —Chin Music Press recreates the art of storytelling

More than just a pretty cover… —Chin Music Press recreates the art of storytelling

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Day writer and translator Jay Rubin walked into the office of Chin Music Press when it was establishing itself in

China’s Black Friday was 11.11

China’s Black Friday was 11.11

By Jingyu Zhang Northwest Asian Weekly Nov. 11 (11.11) is notable because it is considered the “Singles’ Day Shopping Festival” in China. On Nov. 11, 2014,

Japan in recession as economy contracts 1.6 pct

Japan in recession as economy contracts 1.6 pct

By Elaine Kurtenbach AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) — Japan reported Monday that its economy contracted at a real annual rate of 1.6 percent in July-September, in a second straight quarterly decline that returned the country to recession.

Biodiesel is coming to Seattle

01 July 2009

On June 24, General Biodiesel Seattle, LLC, announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Imperium Renewables facility, a Seattle-based commercial biodiesel refinery.

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 28 | 7/4 - 7/102 Comments

Injustice against Filipino workers is revisited

01 July 2009

On June 23, Rep. Jim McDermott readdressed the Justice for Wards Cove Workers Act, HR 3038, to correct the violation of civil rights for Filipino workers at a Seattle fish processing plant.

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 28 | 7/4 - 7/100 Comments

Teachers complain of racist tolerance

01 July 2009

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Employees of Stephens Middle School have filed complaints claiming school leaders tolerate a culture of racial jokes among staff members and in front of students.

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Posted in National News, News, Vol 28 No 28 | 7/4 - 7/100 Comments

China cracks down on prostitution for anniversary

01 July 2009

BEIJING (AP) — China has launched a three-month crackdown on prostitution ahead of the communist regime’s 60th anniversary on Oct. 1, state media reported on Tuesday, June 30.

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Posted in News, Vol 28 No 28 | 7/4 - 7/10, World News0 Comments

Letter: Thanks for the pageant coverage

01 July 2009

I would like to extend my very belated thanks and gratitude for the excellent article and coverage you provided for the 50th anniversary of the Greater Seattle Japanese Queen Coronation (in the May 30–June 5 issue).

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinion, Vol 28 No 28 | 7/4 - 7/100 Comments

Editorial: Michael Jackson will be missed

Editorial: Michael Jackson will be missed

01 July 2009

Michael Jackson passed away unexpectedly last Thursday; he was 50. In the last week, there has been a great surge in radio airplay of his songs, as people paid tribute to the King of Pop. Many public figures in the entertainment industry have come out to express their shock and sorrow over his death — Madonna, Yoko Ono, his ex-wife Lisa Marie Presley, and many others. Some of them knew him personally and others didn’t.

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Posted in Editorials, Opinion, Vol 28 No 28 | 7/4 - 7/100 Comments

Commentary: Time for immigration reform is now

01 July 2009

The White House and members of Congress must move quickly on enacting a just and humane immigration reform package that will reunite families, reinvigorate the economy, and remove the term “illegal or undocumented immigrants” from the dialogue in this country.

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To the Lockes: Farewell, but not good-bye

To the Lockes: Farewell, but not good-bye

26 June 2009

Wishing someone well in a new job can either be a cause for a celebration or an opportunity for good-natured ribbing.

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Posted in Community News, Features, National News, News, Vol 28 No 27 | 6/27 - 7/30 Comments

Local Thai chain owner to face prison time for “sham marriage” charges?

Local Thai chain owner to face prison time for “sham marriage” charges?

26 June 2009

After getting arrested for allegedly paying employees money to enter “sham marriages” with her relatives overseas, the owner of Thai Ginger restaurant chain, Varee Bradford, pleaded not guilty to federal charges on Tuesday, June 23.

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Posted in Community News, Features, News, Vol 28 No 27 | 6/27 - 7/30 Comments

Energy Dept. to lend $8B to Ford, Nissan, and Tesla

Energy Dept. to lend $8B to Ford, Nissan, and Tesla

26 June 2009

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — The Energy Department said on Tuesday, June 23, that it would lend $5.9 billion to Ford Motor Co. and provide about $2.1 billion in loans to Nissan Motor Co. and Tesla Motors Inc., making the three automakers the first beneficiaries of a $25 billion fund to develop fuel-efficient vehicles.

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Posted in National News, News, Vol 28 No 27 | 6/27 - 7/30 Comments

Locke Banquet

Locke Banquet

26 June 2009

Dear Governor Gary Locke, You don’t know me, but you changed my life for the better during your time as governor, and I wanted to personally thank you for helping me out. My name is Mike Kreiger and I was born and raised in Spokane. Neither of my parents went to college, and we didn’t […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, News, Vol 28 No 27 | 6/27 - 7/30 Comments

Outstanding Graduates

Outstanding Graduates

26 June 2009

Erik Kariya Roosevelt High School “My general plan is to put myself in position to get a rewarding job with which I will support my family. I want to hold onto my values and morals and pass them to posterity.”

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Posted in Community News, Education, News, Vol 28 No 27 | 6/27 - 7/30 Comments

Mrs. Bellevue competes in pageant as the only Asian American

Mrs. Bellevue competes in pageant as the only Asian American

26 June 2009

On May 24, Christine Nguyen Lynn, who is the current Mrs. Bellevue 2009, competed for the title of Mrs. Washington 2009 at Moses Lake High School. Lynn was the only Asian American contestant in this year’s pageant.

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Posted in Community News, News, Profiles, Vol 28 No 27 | 6/27 - 7/34 Comments

Q & A: What is a mortgage loan modification? (and how can it help you?)

Q & A: What is a mortgage loan modification? (and how can it help you?)

26 June 2009

The tumultuous housing market has created a feeling of uncertainty for many of today’s homeowners. Figuring out the available options can be a daunting task, which oftentimes leads to more questions than answers. With many people out there looking for useful information, help isn’t always readily available.

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Posted in Business, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 27 | 6/27 - 7/30 Comments

From penning articles to penguin wrangling

From penning articles to penguin wrangling

26 June 2009

A year ago, I was working for Northwest Asian Weekly as the editor when a crazy opportunity presented itself: to go work in Argentina at Punta Tombo, home of the largest colony of Magellanic penguins in the world.

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Editorial: White bias not just in our minds?

26 June 2009

A new study is showing us that we’re not all equal after all. Or at least, we don’t see one another that way. According to the Academy of Management Journal, people tend to give higher customer satisfaction ratings to white men rather than to women or minorities, even with their performances are identical. How the […]

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Posted in Editorials, Opinion, Vol 28 No 27 | 6/27 - 7/30 Comments

Letter: Stereotypes article not funny but shameful

26 June 2009

To the Editor: As I read your latest publication, I came across the article (in last week’s issue, June 20–26), “Who’s your daddy,” and  I am appalled by what your [newspaper] deemed acceptable to publish.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinion, Vol 28 No 27 | 6/27 - 7/30 Comments

George Uchida, 1924–2009

George Uchida, 1924–2009

26 June 2009

On May 27, George Uchida passed away from complications from a head injury. Uchida was a former scoutmaster who mentored U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke.

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Posted in Community News, News, Obituaries, Vol 28 No 27 | 6/27 - 7/30 Comments

Sandra Otaka, 1952–2009

Sandra Otaka, 1952–2009

26 June 2009

Judge Sandra Otaka, a member of the Chicago JACL and a leader in the Asian American community, has passed away.

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Posted in Community News, News, Obituaries, Vol 28 No 27 | 6/27 - 7/30 Comments

May 30: ICHS Bloom Gala

May 30: ICHS Bloom Gala

25 June 2009

Approximately 400 people attended International Community Health Services’ (ICHS) annual gala, held at the Westin Hotel in Seattle. The event raised $119,000. ♦

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 27 | 6/27 - 7/30 Comments

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